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US Policy and Regional Security in Central America
US Policy and Regional Security in Central America
By Edward Best
St. Martin's, 1987, 182 pp.

In this investigation of the origins of current U.S. policy in Central America, its development over time and its present perspectives, the author concludes that the three alternatives are military intervention, containment and coercion, or settlement. He favors an effective security agreement with Nicaragua, but notes that at some point the U.S. will have to find new ways to counter the challenge of Cuba's role if a durable regional stability is to be achieved.